Circular and Direct


Circular adjective - Not straightforward or direct.
Usage example: a rather circular discussion of the problem that never addresses it directly

Direct is an antonym for circular.


Direct adjective - Done or working without something else coming in between.

Circular is an antonym for direct.

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